Not Just Delhi, Pakistan’s Punjab Too Wants Amarinder Singh To End Burning Of Crop StubbleArvind Kejriwal (L), Shahbaz Sharif, Captain Amarinder Singh (R)

The northern part of the Indian sub-continent has been reeling from poor air quality since last week. Not just Delhi, Pakistan’s cultural capital Lahore too suffers from poor air quality. The cause behind this problem is also common – burning of crop stubble in the Indian and Pakistani parts of Punjab.

The air in North India and Eastern Parkistan right now (NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)
The air in North India and Eastern Parkistan right now (NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)

Soon after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal requested Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Twitter to take measures to end the practice and sought a meeting with him, government of Pakistan’s Punjab jumped into the conversation with its own request.

In a tweet early on Friday, the Shahbaz Sharif-led government in Pakistan’s Punjab said it has taken multiple measures to improve the quality of air, including a ban on stubble burning, and would like Singh to take similar measures.

Singh had on Thursday said that his state is helpless as the problem is widespread. Responding to Kejriwal’s request on Twitter, he said the state has ‘no money’ to compensate farmers for stubble management.

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